It's now Monday. I've been in Vancouver for six days now. LUUUURRRVVEE the city. Love the fact I've got my bike too.
The day I picked up the bike was the only day so far the weather hasn't been nice. It was strange cycling in from the airport, since it was the first time I ever rode my bike on a highway. Before you freak out over there, they have a cycling lane on the hard shoulder (vluchtstrook). The idea of getting on the road though was pretty scary. Especially because I also had to go over this huge bridge together with a six lane (car) highway. I'm glad I got over that. It turned out to not be nearly as scary as cycling on Granville, a very long street that takes you from the airport right up to where I'm staying (almost). There's just so much traffic on Granville, I ended up cycling on the (quiet) footpath. Much better, I must say.
Tomorrow I actually start cycling for real. Apparently I picked a good day, because its supposed to rain. However, the hostel is fully booked, so there's no way for me to stay any longer.
On Saturday I had a bit of a freak-out about leaving the safe environment of the hostel. I had a to-do list longer than both arms combined, and not enough time to do it in. Also, I was doubting the route I want to take, and whether I would be able to do it at all.
So, to calm my nerves I went to the movies, and saw two films back to back: Sicko and Knocked Up. Which was a very good thing to do, because it put me in a much better mood. Now I'm pretty much packed for tomorrow, and confident I'll manage.
I might come back later this evening and post some of the things I did around Vancouver, but first I'm going to get some dinner.